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Highlights in Abingdon

Highlights are one of our most popular types of hair colouring services at Wisteria Avenue Hair Salon. This hair colour technique is a great way to introduce lighter and sometimes darker pieces from the root to the tip giving a greater overall change to your hair colour.

We are a highlights hair salon, covering Abingdon and surrounding areas. Our Abingdon Hairdressers are here to help. If you have not had your hair coloured with us before, a member of staff will need to undertake a quick skin test.

If you’re not sure if you’re ready for highlights and want a lower maintenance alternative, visit our balayage service page.

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What do highlights look like?

Highlights (or lowlights) section pieces of hair by introducing colour or colours from roots to ends of hair. The maintenance of highlights is fair whilst offering more colour than balayage. The benefits of highlights enable clients to achieve any of the following: added lightness, the ability to blend hair with grey or mask grey hair, subtlety, to break up a block of flat colour, add dimension or to revolutionise hair. These options differ significantly from one to the next. Highlights are very versatile and can look very different from one to the next dependent on the brief. The average frequency of appointment is typically every 4-6 times annually.

Example Highlights

What does it mean?

  • Application: The example shown is lots of highlights packed in to create both a more striking and noticeable colour with the brief to be as light as possible. If the intention is to be as blonde as possible, this is a great option. For example if the brief was to break up a block colour and subtlety is required, 10 highlights is a better option to break up a block colour. 10 Foils in comparison to the example shown is very subtle and will only be noticeable under certain lighting with the predominant colour still the original virgin hair colour.
  • Colours: Highlights more commonly consist of anything between one and three colours. We consider eye colour, natural hair colour and skin pigmentation, your anticipated frequency of appointment, your hair history, whether this is your first time having highlights, your likes/dislikes and colours that you like when selecting these. We do this because certain colours suit certain clients more than others and select colours can require increased maintenance dependent on regrowth, life span and budget.
  • Type of Highlights: Highlights can be more delicate, spaced apart, thick, packed in or fine to name but a few options. Babylights are used in the example image which grow out gracefully however this example shows lots of babylights. They don’t need to be packed so tightly, however highlights can be applied in lots of different ways. Consultations usually cover this topic in-salon to avoid any confusion to ensure the type of highlights are right for you.
  • Visual: If you have a goal, we can usually help. Different colours, the type of highlight and the number of highlights can achieve different outcomes. In the example shown, the client wanted modern highlights and to be as blonde as possible in highlight form. The example highlights shows ‘babylights’ as the type of highlighting method and lots of these are packed in. If the example was to introduce subtle pieces, the technique, colour, type of highlight and number of highlights may likely require a different set of techniques and application method.

Highlights FAQ's

What are my options when booking highlights?

If you’re seeking a hair transformation that adds radiance and dimension to your locks, highlights are the perfect choice. At our Abingdon Hairdressers, as a highlights hair salon, we specialise in the art of highlighting and our skilled stylists are ready to create a personalised look that enhances your natural beauty. Let’s delve into the world of highlights and discover the diverse options available to achieve your desired effect.

As a highlights hair salon near me, this hair colouring technique that involves applying lighter shades to specific sections of your hair. The goal is to create contrast and depth, providing a sun-kissed, dimensional effect that adds vibrancy and radiance to your overall look.

  • Partial Highlights (T-Section): T-Section highlights are ideal for those seeking a subtle change. This technique focuses on specific sections of your hair, such as the top layer or around your face, to add brightness and frame your features. A t-section is less than a half head of foils. Ideal for regular upkeep of hair colour every 4-6 weeks, or suitable if looking to gracefully blend out grey hair with a smattering of highlights or lowlights. If you require more coverage, a full head foils or a full head tint may be better suited.
  • Full Highlights: For a more comprehensive transformation, highlights are the way to go. This technique covers your entire head, creating a multidimensional effect that beautifully complements your base hair colour. What’s the difference between a full head and a half head of highlights? Also known as ‘foils’, a full head highlights every section of hair (leaving out your natural hair in the process) whereas a half head highlights few sections leaving a darker section out at the bottom.

    On average, we recommend alternating between both full and head of foils every two months.

  • Balayage Highlights: Balayage is a freehand highlighting technique that creates a natural, sun-kissed look. The colour is hand-painted onto your hair, producing soft and seamless transitions between the base and highlight shades.

  • Babylights: Babylights are ultra-fine highlights that mimic the natural, delicate highlights seen in children’s hair. This technique adds a soft and subtle touch of brightness to your overall look. Babylights are much smaller and are intricate highlights which offer subtlety and a more natural finish to your hair colour. Normal highlights are thicker and chunkier whereas babylights grow up more naturally and can extend the lifespan between appointments if utilised correctly. 

Why are highlights so popular?

Our highlights hair salon is a popular choice for a transformative effect, adding depth, dimension, and brightness to the hair. Highlights create a sun-kissed, natural look that enhances the overall appearance. Additionally, highlights offer versatility, complementing various hair lengths, textures, and colours, making them a sought-after option for those seeking a refreshed and dynamic hairstyle.

What is the difference between highlights and balayage?

Highlights involve using foils to colour specific sections of the hair, resulting in a more defined and uniform look. Balayage, on the other hand, is a freehand painting technique that creates a softer, more natural transition between coloured and natural strands. While highlights offer a precise and structured effect, balayage delivers a sunnier, lived-in appearance.

Can you explain the difference between a T-Section, Half Head Foils & Full Head Foils

  • T-Section Highlights: Focuses on the top section of the head, resembling the shape of the letter “T.” This technique is ideal for adding brightness and framing the face.

  • Half Head Highlights: Involves highlighting the top and side sections of the head, providing a balanced distribution of color for a noticeable but not overwhelming effect.

  • Full Head Highlights: Encompasses highlighting the entire head, offering a more comprehensive color transformation. This option is suitable for those seeking a bold and impactful change.

What do highlights do to my hair?

Highlights add depth, dimension, and luminosity to your hair. They create the illusion of movement and texture, enhancing your overall hairstyle. Additionally, highlights can brighten your complexion and complement your features, providing a natural and refreshed appearance. Be sure to consider a highlights hair salon near me to create your perfect look.

What is the downside to highlights?

While highlights can add vibrancy to your hair, maintenance is also a consideration, as roots will become more noticeable over time. It’s crucial to consult with a skilled colorist to minimise potential downsides and ensure the health of your hair.

How much do highlights cost?

The cost of highlights varies based on factors such as the salon’s location, the experience of the stylist, and the technique used. On average, highlights across Abingdon hair salons can range from £120 being the cheaper end to £200 or more. Factors such as the type of highlights, the number of sessions needed, and any additional treatments can influence the overall cost. Hair Salons in central Oxford tend to cost more. Consulting with your stylist will provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific hair needs and desired outcome.

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Where are we?
Address

Wisteria Avenue Hair Salon
4 East St. Helen Street,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX14 5EA

Opening Hours

Tues: 10:00 am – 16:00 pm
Weds: 11:30 am – 20:00 pm
Thurs: 11:30 am – 20:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am – 18:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 17:00 pm

Contact

T: 01235 534705
WhatsApp: 01235 534705
Email: [email protected]

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Your Questions,
Answered.

Highlights appointments can be booked in a number of different ways.

Most clients tend to book online which is the most efficient means to scheduling some availability. Online bookings can be found at www.wisteriaavenue.co.uk/bookings Booking online will also allow for the scheduling of a skin test to work through options, answer questions and run through a thorough consultation.

Alternatively, we find the second most popular method of booking is to speak with someone via telephone. The salon opens Tuesday to Saturday and across our standard opening hours we can be reached on 01235 534705. Alternatively we can also be contacted by email at [email protected] (if emailing, please ensure that you detail a contact number).

If you have a WhatsApp account, by creating a contact in your phone and using our landline number 01235 534705 you can send Wisteria Avenue a message about a booking enquiry.

Any hair colour, whether it’s highlights or not carries both a skin test and consultation.

This is to ensure that it is safe to colour hair, but to also ensure that this service is right for you!

Sometimes clients book in for a service which isn’t the best option. For this reason a consultation highlights this (no pun intended!).

Yes! We stock JOICO products in salon and we can recommend products which are bespoke to your hair colour.

We also offer in-salon treatments to help with improving the end result both in terms of colour and condition of your highlights.

Highlights aren’t the same for every client.

We don’t expect clients to know the terminology of every type of highlights! However, pictures always help. If you have a vision in mind, we encourage you to bring this with you to your consultation.

Usually the differences between highlights don’t affect the price too much. In some instances (usually thicker or longer hair carries an additional cost). In most other cases, it doesn’t.

Balayages aren’t the same for every client.

We don’t expect clients to know the terminology of every type of balayage! However, pictures always help. If you have a vision in mind, we encourage you to bring this with you to your consultation.

Usually the differences between balayages don’t affect the price too much. For example, the ‘money piece’ is a popular addition right now. This is a great option yet doesn’t affect the price.

We occasionally run promotional offers and discounts for select hair colour and haircut services. 

These often carry a timeframe before they are invalid and are at the discretion of the salon.

Usually these do not run across December, however if you are unsure please check with the hair salon before booking.

We don’t currently have any trainee or junior level stylists in the salon.

Yes!

Wisteria Avenue specialise in curly haircuts and curly hair colours!

More information on curly haircuts can be found here.

Increasingly we help clients with damaged hair.

This can be in the form of post pregnancy hair, home dye colours gone wrong, external hair salon colours that have left hair over processed or colour corrections. Balayage can sometimes require patience in order to achieve desired results. Our Stylists usually piece together a plan to help you reach your goals.

This is a more bespoke service and we would advise to speak to the salon before booking. We offer a range or treatment and colour services that aren’t bookable online which might be more beneficial.

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Want to know more about highlights?

Complete the below and a staff member will contact you at the earliest opportunity with further information about our highlights appointments. Any questions, call or send a WhatsApp to the salon on 01235 534705 or book your appointment online.

Highlighting Consultations

As one of the best highlights hair salons near me in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, we would love to discuss your plans with you! To book your hair appointment or consultation, get in touch with Wisteria Avenue Hair Salon by booking online or calling us on 01235 534705. 

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Highlights

Highlights

Our Abingdon hairdressers are highlighting experts. These small touches of color can make a big impact on a person’s overall appearance, and at a good Abingdon hair salon, you can expect to receive the highest quality highlights from experienced stylists.

Highlights can be used to add dimension to flat and dull hair. They can also be used to enhance natural hair color and make it look brighter and more vibrant. Whether you’re looking for a subtle touch of colour or a bold statement, highlights are a great way to achieve your desired look.

Benefits of highlights

Another benefit of highlights is that they can help to mask the appearance of gray hair. As we age, our hair naturally starts to turn gray, and while this can be a sign of wisdom and maturity, it can also be a source of insecurity for many people. Highlights can be used to blend the gray hair with the rest of the hair, giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair and helping you to look and feel your best.

Highlights can also be used to create a more youthful appearance. As we get older, our hair can start to look dull. Highlights can be used to add a pop of colour to the hair, making it look brighter and more youthful. They can also be used to create a more defined look, such as adding highlights to the tips of the hair to create a sun-kissed look.

Conclusion

Another benefit of highlights is that they are a low maintenance hair option. Unlike a full head of colour, highlights do not require frequent touch-ups, making them an excellent choice for busy individuals who want to look their best without spending a lot of time and money on their hair.

In conclusion, highlights are a versatile and low-maintenance hair option that can provide many benefits. Whether you’re looking to add dimension to your hair, enhance your natural color, hide the appearance of gray hair, or create a more youthful look, highlights are a great option. So, if you’re looking for a change, be sure to book an appointment at your local Abingdon hair salon to explore the possibilities of highlights.

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